June Issue

Gear-Show Demo

Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Schorr Guitars Owl & Neptune Demos

May 31, 2018
Nicolai Schorr shows off two convention-defying solidbodies with things like clever neck-adjustment mechanisms, movable pickups, and externally mounted components.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Buendia Guitars Modified Dreadnought Demo

May 31, 2018
Oakland-based Argentine builder Leonardo Buendia demos a modified dreadnought with some of the most eye-poppingly figured “tortoiseshell” mahogany we’ve ever seen.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Lorita Basses Majesty Demo

May 31, 2018
Barcelona luthier Xavier Lorita demos a headturning 5-string with impressive active/passive circuitry and a lovely, highly unusual 5-bolt neck joint.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Ergon Guitars Coimbra JR & Lisboa Demos

May 30, 2018
Portuguese luthier and former Anthrax and Ozzy Osbourne guitar tech Adriano Sérgio shows off two of the most mind-bogglingly gorgeous and unique electrics at the Berlin show.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Turnstone Guitars TG & TS Demos

May 30, 2018
British luthier Rosie Heydenrych demos a pair of lovely flattops that use uniquely figured English woods exclusively.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Skervesen Guitars 4MDB: Tomáš Raclavský Signature Prototype Demo

May 30, 2018
The Polish guitar outfit demos an 8-string signature axe for Modern Day Babylon guitarist Tomáš Raclavský.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Zucali Guitars Santone 54 17 & Crossover Demos

May 29, 2018
Austrian luthier Daniel Zucali demos an acoustic-electric classical, and a modern recreation of a 19th-century Viennese contraguitar with six standard strings and nine bass strings.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - M-Tone Guitars Custom Flight Risk Demos

May 29, 2018
Portland, Oregon, luthier Matt Proctor joins the Berlin gala with a pair of bespoke electrics boasting a head-turning array of metalwork.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - TLL Guitars Marvin & Deckard Demos

May 29, 2018
Luthier Tobias Lund Lindberg drives 13 hours from Stockholm to Berlin to show off two understatedly suave, art-deco-inspired electrics.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Stankevicius Guitars Vytautas & Queen Amber Archtop Demos

May 28, 2018
Lithuanian luthier Vadim Stankevičius demos his own modernized jazz manouche design, as well as a restored archtop with an amber-mosaic motif.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Albor Guitars Orpheus VI Demo

May 28, 2018
Mexico City luthier Lizet Albor shows off a pair of handcarved solidbodies, one with a 7-piece neck and stone fretboard inlays, and one featuring traditional Huichol-style beadwork.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Skytop Guitars Grand Concert Fingerstyle Demo

May 27, 2018
New York luthier Eric Weigeshoff demos a grand-concert fingerstyle guitar featuring two remarkably large “stereo” soundports on the upper bout.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Lospennato Guitars Radiostar Demo

May 27, 2018
Leo Lospennato—an Italian from Buenos Aires now living in Berlin—demos a classic-looking solidbody with an onboard distortion circuit.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Spalt Instruments Fracture & Full Moon Rising Demos

May 26, 2018
Austrian Michael Spalt demos two exquisitely made electrics boasting an incredible level of nuanced personalization.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars Seevie & Takutack Demos

May 25, 2018
Hokkaido, Japan, luthier Kaz Goto shows us two of the Holy Grail Guitar Show’s most intricately made guitars—with matching stompboxes and handmade straps.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - iVee Guitars iVee#13 "TTT Bass" Misery 3030 & iVee#107 "es" Wayang Demo

May 25, 2018
Indonesian luthier Ivan Mulia demos 6- and 4-string instruments with meticulously hand-etched metal parts—the bass’ fretless fingerboard.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Isaac Jang Guitars Orchestra Model Demo

May 25, 2018
Hailing all the way from Hollywood, Jang comes to Berlin with an Italian-spruce-and-cocobolo flattop demoed by British picker Clive Carroll.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - H Guitars H Cutaway Demo

May 24, 2018
Chicago luthier and Hamer Guitars founder Paul Hamer bursts back on the scene with the exquisitely ornate—and surprisingly rocking—H Cutaway.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Greenfield Guitars G3, Concert Classical & G2 Demos

May 24, 2018
The Canadian builder to stars like Tony McManus and Andy McKee shows off a fanned-fret, slotted-headstock fingerstyle axe played by Pipo Romero.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Galasso Instruments Kybalion Demo

May 24, 2018
Argentine builder Ezequiel Galasso demos the Kybalion—a solidbody built out of pine bookshelves from an old church and featuring exchangeable brass, ebony, and nylon bridge saddles.
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